Simple ideas for better pack shed furniture
publication date: Apr 1, 2018
Like all of you, I’m always trying to make little improvements around the farm, and I’m never finding enough time to try all of my ideas. Last year I had the opportunity to rebuild the packing area at Cully Neighborhood Farm (CNF) and to also build three prototype pieces of furniture for a new packing shed at the North Willamette Research and Education Center (NWREC) for their small demonstration farm and to try out some of my ideas.
Both of these farms were looking to create functional packing sheds with limited budgets, small spaces, and for very diverse vegetable production on a small scale. An additional challenge, common to many small farms, was limited water at both sites (about 10 gpm and 55 psi) and no access to electricity. Both farms commonly have just one person working in the pack shed at a time, but might have three or more during peak times.
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